Stirling Constituency MSP Candidate Chris Kane has shared a story from his family history that demonstrates exactly why we need a strong Labour movement in society. In a campaign video filmed near his home, Chris said,
‘In 1914, my great grandfather William was at the coalface of the Millhall Pit. A large boulder fell from the roof, crushing him. He was taken to the hospital but he died a week later. He left behind a wife and five children, the oldest of whom was my grandfather. He had to leave school aged 12 to get a job to support his family. Everything that troubles me about that story has been addressed by the Labour movement, from the NHS and the welfare state, to the workplace injuries act and many, many other improvements that mean today when you walk into your work, you don’t have to face the fear you may not walk out again.’
‘The Labour movement has always addressed the challenges we face with the tools available to us at the time we are called to act. As we emerge from this pandemic, we need a National Recovery Plan and only Labour has the track record of delivering on the scale we need. When I walk into parliament, I’ll get to work addressing today’s challenges, not reworking the tired old divisive arguments that have defined our politics for far too long’
You can watch the video below:
Labour’s National Recovery Plan:
Jobs Recovery – guaranteeing a job for every young Scot by investing in a National Training Fund and a Business Restart Fund.
NHS Recovery – funding our NHS to get cancer treatment back on track, improve mental health, and give carers the pay they deserve.
Education Recovery – developing a catch-up plan which invests in schools, and ensures IT support in every Primary and Secondary.
Climate Recovery – investing in green jobs and seizing Scotland’s hosting of COP26 to champion an ambitious Climate justice plan.
Community Recovery – create a community recovery fund to invest in local areas, and make our communities safer and stronger.